On World Tuberculosis Day, focus is on youngest victims

 

child being examined for tuberculosis

Treatment for tuberculosis ("TB") is cheap and readily available. But the disease remains "a hidden epidemic" in many countries, and it is children who are the most affected.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), health workers often are unprepared in recognizing the signs and symptoms of TB in children and adolescents.

On World TB Day, observed 24 March, WHO is focusing on action to save the children from the disease, which affects the lungs and can be fatal.

Donn Bobb reports.

Duration:  2’43″

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